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Images - Politics I: Forging an Empire
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21.   A. Müller-Schönhausen, Peace Dispatches 1871 [Die Friedensdepesche 1871] (1871/72)
In this reproduction of a color painting by A. Müller-Schönhausen (b. 1838), Germans’ joy over their defeat of the French (signified by the flags flying in the background) is juxtaposed with their....
A. Müller-Schönhausen, <i>Peace Dispatches 1871</i> [<i>Die Friedensdepesche 1871</i>] (1871/72)
22.   Arsenal at Sedan (1870)
This photograph shows part of the store of artillery pieces and transport wagons that helped the Germans surround and defeat the French armies at the Battle of Sedan on September 1-2, 1870.
Arsenal at Sedan (1870)
23.   Destroyed Barracks in the French Fort Issy (1871)
The hail of destruction that German artillery rained on French fortresses during August and September 1870 was followed by the bombardment of Paris in the subsequent months. This photograph dates....
Destroyed Barracks in the French Fort Issy (1871)
24.   The Siege of Paris (1870/71)
In this photograph from 1871 we see destroyed houses and shops in the St. Cloud district of Paris after bombardment by the German forces surrounding the French capital.
The Siege of Paris (1870/71)
25.   Anton von Werner, Chief of the Prussian General Staff Helmuth von Moltke in his Office at Versailles (1870)
In October and November 1870 the relatively unknown, 27-year old painter Anton von Werner (1843-1915) was invited to Versailles....
Anton von Werner, <i>Chief of the Prussian General Staff Helmuth von Moltke in his Office at Versailles</i> (1870)
26.   Anton von Werner, A Billet outside Paris [Im Etappenquartier vor Paris] (October 24, 1870/1894)
This painting by Anton von Werner (1843-1915) was completed in 1894 and purchased the same year by the National Gallery in Berlin (surprisingly, it was the first Werner painting the National Gallery....
Anton von Werner, <i>A Billet outside Paris</i> [<i>Im Etappenquartier vor Paris</i>] (October 24, 1870/1894)
27.   Anton von Werner, The Proclamation of the German Empire (January 18, 1871) – Palace Version (1877)
The so-called palace version (1877) of The Proclamation of the German Empire [Die Proklamierung des Deutschen Kaiserreiches] by Anton von Werner (1843-1915) was commissioned by the....
Anton von Werner, <i>The Proclamation of the German Empire (January 18, 1871)</i> – Palace Version (1877)
28.   Anton von Werner, The Proclamation of the German Empire (January 18, 1871) – Woodcut Version (1880)
This 1880 woodcut version of The Proclamation of the German Empire [Die Proklamierung des Deutschen Kaiserreiches] differs significantly from the palace....
Anton von Werner, <i>The Proclamation of the German Empire (January 18, 1871)</i> – Woodcut Version (1880)
29.   Anton von Werner, The Proclamation of the German Empire (January 18, 1871) – Friedrichsruh Version (1885)
In the Friedrichsruh version of The Proclamation of the German Empire [Die Proklamierung des Deutschen Kaiserreiches], Anton von Werner took even greater liberties with regard to historical....
Anton von Werner, <i>The Proclamation of the German Empire (January 18, 1871)</i> – Friedrichsruh Version (1885)
30.   Troops Parade through the Versailles Palace (January 18, 1871)
An early example of photographic reportage, this image contrasts starkly with Anton von Werner’s A....
Troops Parade through the Versailles Palace (January 18, 1871)
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